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25-06,270,7mm,300mag..not a nickles worth of difference

 
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:03 PM
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25-06,270,7mm,300mag..not a nickles worth of difference

often see alot of tech,data for different calibers.. BC , sectional density, velocity ect... one supposedly better than the other ect.. On paper i suppose it's true, or possibly ultra long range. But my experience over the years , and countless deer shot by myself ,my sons , my daughter, brothers ect.. has been that there really isn't a nickles worth of difference between calibers when it comes to killing deer. i have seen my daughter drop two good sized whitetails in there tracks, i mean , bang ,flop with a 22-250 (yea i know it is to light for deer) but she waited for a good shot put the bullet right where she needed to. I have also seen her drop whitetails on the spot with her 243 one at a lazered 330 something yards. I have shot many , many deer at ranges of 40 yds to 450 yds with 30-06, most with a 7mm rem mag and 300 mag and the last 8 or so with a 25-06 i have come to the conclusion that the 25-06 kills just as good if not better than the mags, though they look better on paper.I have shot many deer with the mags that go straight down but the 25-06 puts them down just as fast, i mean not even flinch, flat disappear in the scope down. So my experience is there is not a nickles worth of difference between calibers between 25-06 to 300 mag in the field. Anybody else find it that way? would like to hear more about the 25-06, i am very , very pleased with it's performance on deer. It get's the job done without alot of the rip, roar of the mags.
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Re: 25-06,270,7mm,300mag..not a nickles worth of difference

I don't think many will argue with you for your application on deer and well placed quality bullets. The key is long range like you said. There is a difference there.
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Re: 25-06,270,7mm,300mag..not a nickles worth of difference

25-06 is a great caliber, no doubt. But for bigger game, and longer distances, put a mag in my hands anyday of the week. For the uses you have stated, can't go wrong with the 25-06. I wouldn't hesitate to take elk with it either under 500 yards with the right bullet, and shot placement.
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Re: 25-06,270,7mm,300mag..not a nickles worth of difference

No argument on thin skinned deer hit well at medium range (up to 400yds or so), get out at 600yds + and the BC's and velocities of the heavy magnum cartridges really help with wind-drift and penetration.

The particular projectile makes more difference than the cartridge. I'd take a .243 with a Nosler partition over a 7mm Rem Mag with a 120gr varmit bullet every time.

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Old 07-05-2009, 03:23 PM
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Re: 25-06,270,7mm,300mag..not a nickles worth of difference

Well said. With well-placed shots, I think they are all very capable of killing even elk-sized animals at semi-lengthy distances. However, if you misjudge an angle or it's quartering a little more than what you thought, the power and added penetration of the bigger guns might bail you out of an otherwise bad situation.
I think the 25-06 is a great and very capable round. I also love the low recoil.
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:41 PM
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Re: 25-06,270,7mm,300mag..not a nickles worth of difference

I have a friend whom i will be going with to Co. this fall has killed 21 bull elk since 1978. He shoots a 6mm-284. He has killed out to 800 yards i know him well and he is most definite an excellant off hand shot. His theory is larger calibers with bigger bullets dont open up at that yardage. I have been using 25's for quite a few years and have to agree on white tail they are nasty. I will be taking with me a 300 saum as one of my guns for elk. I have read alot on this site about the larger bullets and have learned from it. But for around here on east coast the 25's are excellant, but my buddy has sure taken a lot of game with a 100 grain bullet.
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:49 PM
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Re: 25-06,270,7mm,300mag..not a nickles worth of difference

one thing i need to say yet... though i am very impressed with the 25-06 i think my 300mag is still my favorite rifle... it just shoots oooh so good.. had it done over by a good gunsmith model 70 action 26" barrel and a good trigger job. We have a range here at the house 200 yds is all the farther i can shoot, but we shoot walnuts for fun, deal is .. ya shoot till ya miss then the next guy takes his turn. When i break out the 300 nobody wants me to go first.. lol... but yea the 25-06 is ranking a very close second as a favorite rifle and it does a very good job on deer. was wondering what the longest drop em on the spot shot anyone has made with the 25-06 ?
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